Kate Middleton's Canada and U.S. tour proved to be and eventful one for the Duchess of Cambridge. With Prince William at her side, Kate was exposed to the world of North American politicians, locals, and celebrities -- and she exposed the West to her charm and fashion sense.
The tour was William's first official tour to North America, and Kate's first time over the pond. During their Canada stay the newlyweds traveled to Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown and Calgary, to name a few. In the U.S., the couple stayed in Southern California, in Los Angeles, with a day trip to Santa Barbara where William played a polo match at the Polo Club.
Throughout their trip, Kate was photographed during every moment of her public appearances, at times overshadowing William.
The yellow dress Kate wore in Canada, designed by Jenny Packham, was simply gorgeous and extremely flattering, and ever since she wore it, it seems people have become obsessed with her yellow dress. Some Web sites have even gone as far as to try and find their own "perfect" yellow dress, in an attempt at being as elegant and beautiful as the duchess herself.
On the day of the Tusk Trust's US Patron's Circle in Beverly Hills, Kate donned a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings which match her 19-carat engagement ring.
Both the ring and earrings were heirlooms from William's late mother, Princess Diana. Kate however, turned the earrings froms studs to drop earrings. The first time Kate wore them in public was at Wimbledon in June.